Saturday, April 6, 2013

Roosevelt Reading Series: Kevin Brockmeier

What are you doing Wednesday, 4/10? Going to see Kevin Brockmeier at the Gage Gallery, of course! Stop by the Gage Gallery, 18 S. Michigan Ave., and hear a truly exceptional writer share some of his finest work. Doors open at 4:30 with Kevin taking the podium at 5. Light refreshment's will be served, courtesy of Roosevelt's MFA program. Admission is free and open to the public. Get there early as it's sure to be a packed house.

Kevin Brockmeier is the author of the novels The Illumination, The Brief History of the Dead, and The Truth About Celia; the children’s novels City of Names and Grooves: A Kind of Mystery; and the story collections Things That Fall from the Sky and The View from the Seventh Layer. His work has been translated into seventeen languages, and he has published his stories in such venues as The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Zoetrope, Tin House, The Oxford American, The Georgia Review, The Best American Short Stories, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and New Stories from the South. He has received the Borders Original Voices Award, three O. Henry Awards (one, a first prize), the PEN USA Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an NEA Grant. Recently he was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he was raised.

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